Nordstrom’s anniversary (which happens mid-July) means exclusive beauty items, plus a lot of great value sets and gifts with purchase (GWPs). Yesterday we took a look at MAC’s Digi-Pops collection; today I have swatches of the Looks in Boxes.
Each box contains a beauty powder, a blush, a full-size gloss, full-size Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara (same as Zoom Lash, but blacker), and a mineralize eyeshadow. The kits are $59.50 each.
Once again, if you don’t have a Nordstrom counter near you (or you don’t have a counter you’re loyal to) and you want to support the counter that lets me swatch, call 214-231-3900 and ask for Katie, Catina, Shayna, or Jennifer at the MAC counter. If you buy during pre-sale (which is going on right now), they can ship your order of $25 or more for free.
Frisky Girl contains Pretty Baby beauty powder, Well Dressed blush (Satin), Mercurial mineralize eyeshadow, and Nymphette lipglass. I swatched the blush and beauty powder heavily because these are the two lightest powders of the Looks-in-Boxes.
Pretty Baby has come around before as a limited edition shade (last seen in Hello Kitty), and I like it even more this time. It looks so peachy next to Well Dressed. I can sometimes wear Beauty Powders as sheer blushes, and I’m thinking Pretty Baby might fall into that category.
Well Dressed is permanent (see swatches of all of MAC’s permanent blushes), as is Nymphette (see swatches of all of MAC’s permanent glosses).
Miss Violet contains Rose Beauty Powder (which I’ve never seen before), Desert Rose Blush (a permanent shade), Love Stone mineralize eyeshadow, and Lovechild lipglass (also permanent).
If I had to pick one favorite box, I think I’d choose Miss Violet, because I love the two blushes. I’d say I swatched these powders at a medium level; you could apply them more lightly or more heavily.
Tawny One contains Refined Golden bronzing powder, Coppertone matte blush, By Jupiter mineralized eyeshadow, and Love Nectar lustreglass.
Refined Golden is a permanent item, click here to revisit my To The Beach post, where I swatched it next to Golden. Refined Golden is the darker shade, and has a few gold sparkles.
The mineralize shadows are all repromoted shades from past collections; Frisky Girl and Miss Violet happen to contain duo shadows (two shades share a pot). By Jupiter is just one color.
And it’s worth mentioning that the other two boxes contain Lipglasses (which are more opaque); Tawny One’s lipgloss is a Lustreglass, which is sheer. (Click here to compare Lipglasses to Lustreglasses.)